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Shadowsfaith

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Character Building 101 & Basic Character Sheet
« on: July 27, 2011, 09:21:08 am »
So...recently a few people have been asking for advice on how to build a character. So I have compiled some things to help with that. Be warned, this will be long. (Also, if this is in the wrong area, please move it.)

Name:
Nicknames:

Age:
DOB:
Sign:
Chinese Sign:
POB:

Build:
Height:
Weight:
Hair color:
-Type:
-Length:
Eyes:
Complexion:
Blood type:
Piercings:

Marital status:
Occupation:
Race:
Current Residence:
Family:

Alternate Form:

Strengths:
Weakness:
Likes:
Dislikes:
Favorite food:
Favorite subject:
Favorite color:
Least Favorite color:
Favorite gemstone:
Favorite metal:
Music Preference:
Left/Right handed:
Favorite Animal:
Preferred Pet:
Instruments:
Fears:

Future goals:

Hobbies:

Distinguishing marks:

Special abilities:

Weapons:
-Long-range:
-Medium range:
-Short Range:

Personality:

History:


Blood Types

Type A:
*Calm, level headed, often serious
*Considerate about everything
*Reliable
*Slow to trust people
*Observes social rules and customs
*Restrained action and expression
*Purposeful

Type B:
*Curious, interested in everything
*Can be fickle
*Prioritize their many interests
*Not necessarily conscious of circumstances or results of their actions
*Don’t care about social rules or customs

Type AB:
*Sensitive to others around them
*Excels at most things
*Tend to be strict with themselves and those close to them
*Good at adjusting to various relationships
*Sentimental
*Tends to think too much about some things

Type O:
*Peaceful and carefree
*Can be stubborn and strong willed
*Easy going
*Liked by all
*Know how to take chances
*Trust worthy
*Intelligent but can make large mistakes

(I usually do + or – by more optimistic or more pessimistic)

Zodiacs

Aries: March 21-April 19
*Assertive, pioneering, competitive, courageous
*Have strong sense of self, frequently selfish
*Headstrong, impulsive, foolhardy ways
*Anger quickly, but don’t hold grudges
*Natural athletes
*Like danger, risk and adventure
*Successful leaders

Taurus: April 20-May 20
*Loyal, stable, conservative, practical
*Patient, affectionate, good-natured
*Temper can erupt if pushed passed limits
*Home loving, deeply sentimental, attached
*Jealous, possessive, not fond of change
*Committed, reliable, inflexible
*Acute senses, appreciate beauty and pleasure in all forms
*Aware of the value of things

Gemini: May 21-June 21
*Quick witted, changeable, talkative, versatile, crafty
*Have ability to express themselves
*Witty, clever, well read
*Have highly developed intellects
*Place greater importance on learning than on emotion or practical issues
*Give impression of deep emotion
*Must do more than one thing at a time, get bored easily
*Seems shallow and fickle

Cancer: June 22-July22
*Nurturing, emotional, sensitive, conservative, home loving
*Widely fluctuating moods
*Artistic, vivid highly developed memories
*More aware of how they feel than what they think
*Sense others needs and emotions
*Sympathetic, easy to get along with
*Big importance on family, crave security
*Withdraw into themselves for protection
*Hard time being objective, crushed by criticism
*Worry too much

Leo: July 23-August 22
*Regal, self-centered, generous, warm hearted
*Protective of people close to them, and those who are weak
*Attract good things to them
*Make bigger bolder plans than most
*Fond of praise, creative, dramatic
*Strong organizational skills, natural leaders
*Love to enjoy themselves, elegance, classy
*Optimistic to the point of unrealistic

Virgo: August 23-September 22
*Practical, no nonsense people, shy, critical
*Like to talk, good communicators
*Great concern over health and hygiene
*Well groomed, very tidy
*Detail oriented, analytical, intelligent, hard working
*Flexible, good organizers, humble
*Perfectionists with high expectations

Libra: September 23-October 22
*Diplomatic, refined, intelligent, thoughtful, warm
*social, crave relationships, romantic, meeting of the minds
*Don’t place importance on deep emotional intimacy or physical passion
*Enjoy comfort and luxury
*Strong sense of justice, like leadership roles
*Have to be fair and liked by all
*Skilled peacemakers, diplomats, desire harmony and avoid confrontations

Scorpio: October 23-November 21
*Energetic, passionate, deeply intuitive, secretive
*Great deal of self-control, calculating, manipulative
*Willful, stubborn, easily made jealous
*Keen observers of people, see deepest motive
*Cynical, sensitive, never forgets a hurt or slight
*Intense, focused, incisive analytical ability, leadership skills
*Desire financial stability, flirt with danger

Sagittarius: November 22-December 21
*Friendly, fun loving, philosophical, intelligent
*Straight forward, expansive natures
*Optimistic, naïve, good luck, generous
*Value frankness, honesty, and can be blunt
*Dislike being confined or tied down, seek change
*Require freedom, tend to be conventional, respect tradition

Capricorn: December 22-January 19
*Responsible, disciplined, practical, methodical, cautious
*Serious, pessimistic, aloof, shy, awkward
*Anything worth having is worked for
*Difficulty relaxing and having fun
*Respect power, authority, structure, tradition and old things
*Ambitious, like power and authority
*Need security

Aquarius: January 20-February 18
*Brilliant, visionary, curious, open minded, original
*Independent, eccentric, emotionally detached
*Friendly and social
*Highly developed sense of social equality
*Less concerned with practical and physical matters than intellectual pursuits
*Most comfortable in world of ideas
*Situations with emotional response difficult
*Lighting fast intuitive insight, quick to grasp abstract ideals

Pisces: February 19- March 20
*Sensitive, emotional, sunny, impressionable, dreamy
*Creative, psychic, mystical, idealistic
*Retreat into dreams
*Can become evasive and deceitful
*Good listeners, sympathy for others suffering
*Don’t have great physical stamina
*Delicate, vulnerable, especially under emotional stress
*Capable of great strength, adaptable, take life as it is


Chinese Zodiac

Dog:
*Introverted, ill at ease
*Self-control, respectable
*Shy, loving, devotes self to noble causes
*Modest without ambition
*Courageous, a perfectionist
*Pessimistic

Dragon:
*Distinguished looking, extroverted, brilliant nature
*Independent, shamelessly lucky, energetic
*Unpredictable, likes flattery, may become despotic
*Wildly enthusiastic, may lose heart if resistance is too strong
*Generous, true, perceptive, passionate, lacks diplomacy, sentimental

Rooster:
*Arrogant, boastful, a nice person
*Tries hard to be liked
*Anxious, self-doubt, needs reassurance
*Loves compliments
*Quick minded, quick tongue
*Meticulous, efficient, shows little ambition
*Many acquaintances, few friends

Horse:
*Fiery nature, easily worked up
*Happy, not complicated, a little naïve, sometimes weak
*Likes entertainment, and to be entertained, appreciated everywhere
*Enthusiastic worker, ambitious, persuasive, improviser
*Not noted for intellect
*Likes to travel, has fickle nature

Goat:
*Modest, determined
*Has good manners, elegance, gentleness
*Is obedient, generous, practical, creative and intuitive
*Shy nature with a crackling sense of humor concealed deep within
*Wants to please everybody
*Possesses a charm that is difficult to resist against
*Avoids confrontation
*Disorganized, insecure, indecisive, hypersensitive, narcissistic, self-pitying and reserved
*Indolent, hesitant, pessimistic
*Worries incessantly
*Is a lotus-eater/escapist
*Can't stand criticism

Monkey:
*Hilarious, live wire, subject to depression
*Energetic, opportunistic, unpredictable
*Crafty, inventive, clever
*Not adaptable to work
*Likes to show off
*Finds losing and being contradicted hard to take

Ox:
*Reasonable, conservative, austere, taciturn
 *Materialistic, hates superficiality and polite conversation
*Formidable worker, stubborn, unlimited patience
*Reasoning powers very effective
*Amazing memory
*Leader, far sighted, independent, determined
*Wants power, excellent administrator
*Good, reliable and responsible
*Close to nature, robust health, hearty appetites
*Minimal romantic capacities

Pig:
*Kind, affectionate, scrupulous, courteous
*Without problems, too nice
*Generous, peaceful person, too innocent
*Lots of luck, cultured intellect, enjoys food
*Likes nature and solitude

Rabbit:
*Lucky, hedonistic, avoids problems
*Looks out for own comfort, refined, noble
*Not ambitious, not cut out for struggles
*Very clever, suspicious, selfish, careful, hedging
*Practically skilled, very adaptable
*Always lands on feet
*Studious, cultured
*Sensitive person

Rat:
*Jovial, pleasant, sociable, sense of justice
*Suspicious, crafty, holds grudges
*Keen interest in everything
*Hard working, ambitious, conscientious
*Generous to those close to them
*Loves money, knows how to use and keep it
*Easy to get along with, persuasive, successful
*Not faithful, eager for tenderness

Snake:
*Attractive, smart, hateful of vulgarity
*Narcissist, disconcerting manner
*Reserved, passive, solitary person
*Elusive, keeps composure, materialistic
*Very perceptive, visionary, excellent organizer
*Generous, emotional, fragile
*Devoted, lazy

Tiger:
*Radiates gifts, luck, beauty
*Remarkable leader; likes grandeur, style
*Lacks self-control
*Doesn’t like halfhearted people
*Explosive, proud, enjoys independence
*Rebellious, reckless, demanding
*Can’t stand treachery, thirst for adventure
*Passionate but can be self-destructive
Sheep:
*Kind, gentle, emotional, shy
*Touchy, passive, lazy, not ambitious
*Imaginative, artistic, eccentric
*Dislikes routine and discipline, never on time
*Loves to stay at home
*Generous, attracted by mysticism
*Hates violence


Personality Types

The Adventurer:
*Energetic, always on the go
*Bold, dominant
*Often unaware of the feelings of others
*Leader, wants own way
*Competitive
*Fickle, changeable
*Lives on the edge, needs excitement to feel alive
*Seeks thrills, will try anything
*Likes attention
*Not bothered by rules or customs
*Overt interest in sex

The Boss:
*Driven by aggressive energy, competitive
*Confident
*Stubborn, values self-control
*Close minded, rigid thinker, dogmatic
*Serious
*Rarely guilty or ashamed
*Mistrustful of compassion
*Low tolerance for frustration
*Status seeker
*Not deterred by pain or punishment
*Thick skinned
*Good at coercion
*Tunes in to others weakness
*Sarcastic
*Boastful, brusque, belligerent
*Wants to be leader of the group
*Doesn’t concede
*Wants own way
*Avoids warmth and intimacy
*Manipulative

The Conformist:
*Compliant, goes with others
*Responsible
*Rule-follower, uncreative
*Follows rather than leads
*Likes laws more than freedom

The Conventional:
*Conservative in social matters, religion, morals
*Respectful, prefers the familiar
*Nostalgic
*Oblivious to new things
*Believes in ‘Not broke, don’t fix it’
*Opposed to change
*Resistant to new styles
*Dependent
*Loyal, long lasting friendships
*Lacks trust in innovation

The Creator
*Artistic, intuitive, sensitive
*Observant
*Persistent
*Unconventional
*Brainstormer
*Introverted
*Tolerant of ambiguity
*Fanciful and enthusiastic
*Imaginative
*Content alone

The Dependent
*Shy, humble, lacks self confidence
*Troubled by own anger
*Procrastinator
*Easily flustered
*Reliant on others
*Willing to take on unpleasant tasks to be liked
*Fears abandonment

The Eccentric:
*Self-absorbed, forgetful, impractical
*Better with ideas
*Seems burdened
*Lone wolf

The Extrovert:
*Outgoing
*Not easily intimidated
*Talkative
*Optimistic
*Expressive, enthusiastic, gregarious
*Immoderate emotionally

The Fall Guy/Girl:
*Trustful
*Gullible
*Underachiever
*Good humored, rarely hostile
*Narrow interests
*Conventional
*Not analytical

The Fearful:
*Withdrawn
*Sensitive to criticism
*Self-deprecating
*Not assertive
*Unhappy
*Aversion to stress

The Flamboyant:
*Dramatic, easily upset or angered
*Unaware of own seductive behaviors
*Conscious of sexual undertones
*Poor self esteem
*Indirect, devious
*Naïve, simplistic, immature, emotional, childish
*Depressed
*Not a clear thinking
*Vague
*Attention-seeker

The Hyper:
*Over reactive
*Grandiose
*Careless, changeable
*Easily excitable
*Thrill seeking
*Out going

The Loner:
*Comfortable with solitude
*Reserved
*Passive in tragedy
*Inadequate at dealing with life events
*Unwilling to reveal self easily
*Harsh towards self
*Prefers to be alone

The Mans Man
*Exaggeratedly masculine
*Coarse
*Fears weakness
*Secretive of powerlessness
*Adventurous and aggressive
*Worldly and sexually experienced
*Ambitious

The Manipulator
*True self hidden
*Interested in looks
*Self-justifying
*Cunning and deceptive
*Maintains control
*Verbal and compelling
*Subtly aggressive

The Passive Aggressive
*Jealous
*Reserved, pessimistic, ill tempered
*Sulky, resentful, sour
*Suppressed hostility
*Willing to try
*Believes self is misunderstood
*Anxious

The Perfectionist
*Demanding, high standards
*Driven to succeed
*Hates failure
*Vulnerable to criticism
*Hard worker
*Unable to ask for help
*Self-doubt

The Personable
*Unruffled, calm, mature, cooperative
*Flexible, warm, easy going, casual, trusting
*Not creative, better with people
*Good hearted
*Hard worker
*Not a risk taker

The Problem Solver:
*Resourceful, reliable, mature
*Lacks imagination
*Disciplined
*Stable
*Emotionally steady
*Internally motivated
*Pleased with self

The Resilient
*Happy
*Productive
*Able to cope
*Motivated
*Takes responsibility for self
*Sense of humor
*Ethical

The Show Off
*Active and alert
*Intolerant of frustration
*Immature and unhelpful
*Expressive
*Uncontrolled and aggressive
*Ostentatious

The Ultra Feminine
*Feminine behaviors
*Exaggerated naiveté and innocence
*Nurturing, passive, soft
*Takes traditional female role
*Self pitying
*Helpless and dependent
*Indirect, modest, coy
*Idealistic

The Victim Type
*Filled with rage
*Unaware of own hostility
*Troubled by feelings of weakness
*Pessimistic and negative
*Put-upon
*Rarely happy
*Self-denial
*Inhibited, serious, responsible, and unassuming
*Emotionally flat
*Depressed
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 03:16:34 pm by trixilein »

Shadowsfaith

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Re: Character Building 101
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 09:21:58 am »
Hobbies (In case you couldn't think of some xD)

    Aircraft Spotting
    Airbrushing
    Airsofting
    Acting
    Aeromodeling
    Amateur Astronomy
    Amateur Radio
    Animals/pets/dogs
    Arts
    Astrology
    Astronomy
    Backgammon
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Beach/Sun tanning
    Beachcombing
    Beadwork
    Beatboxing
    Becoming A Child Advocate
    Bell Ringing
    Belly Dancing
    Bicycling
    Bird watching
    Birding
    BMX
    Blacksmithing
    Blogging
    BoardGames
    Boating
    Body Building
    Bonsai Tree
    Boomerangs
    Bowling
    Brewing Beer
    Bridge Building
    Bringing Food To The Disabled
    Building A House For Habitat For Humanity
    Building Dollhouses
    Butterfly Watching
    Button Collecting
    Cake Decorating
    Calligraphy
    Camping
    Candle Making
    Canoeing
    Car Racing
    Casino Gambling
    Cave Diving
    Cheerleading
    Chess
    Church/church activities
    Cigar Smoking
    Cloud Watching
    Coin Collecting
    Collecting
    Collecting Antiques
    Collecting Artwork
    Collecting Music Albums
    Compose Music
    Computer activities
    Cooking
    Cosplay
    Crafts
    Crafts (unspecified)
    Crochet
    Crocheting
    Cross-Stitch
    Crossword Puzzles
    Dancing
    Darts
    Diecast Collectibles
    Digital Photography
    Dolls
    Dominoes
    Drawing
    Dumpster Diving
    Eating out
    Educational Courses
    Electronics
    Embroidery
    Entertaining
    Exercise (aerobics, weights)
    Fast cars
    Fencing
    Fishing
    Football
    Four Wheeling
    Freshwater Aquariums
    Frisbee Golf - Frolf
    Games
    Gardening
    Garage Saleing
    Genealogy
    Geocaching
    Ghost Hunting
    Glowsticking
    Going to movies
    Golf
    Go Kart Racing
    Grip Strength
    Guitar
    Handwriting Analysis
    Hang gliding
    Hiking
    Home Brewing
    Home Repair
    Home Theater
    Horse riding
    Hot air ballooning
    Hula Hooping
    Hunting
    Illusion
    Internet
    Jet Engines
    Jewelry Making
    Jigsaw Puzzles
    Juggling
    Keep A Journal
    Kayaking
    Kitchen Chemistry
    Kites
    Kite Boarding
    Knitting
    Knotting
    Lasers
    Lawn Darts
    Learn to Play Poker
    Learning A Foreign Language
    Learning An Instrument
    Learning To Pilot A Plane
    Leathercrafting
    Legos
    Listening to music
    Macramé
    Magic
    Making Model Cars
    Matchstick Modeling
    Meditation
    Microscopy
    Metal Detecting
    Model Rockets
    Modeling Ships
    Models
    Motorcycles
    Mountain Biking
    Mountain Climbing
    Musical Instruments
    Needlepoint
    Owning An Antique Car
    Origami
    Painting
    Paintball
    Papermaking
    Papermache
    Parachuting
    People Watching
    Photography
    Piano
    Pinochle
    Playing music
    Playing team sports
    Pottery
    Puppetry
    Pyrotechnics
    Quilting
    Rafting
    Railfans
    R/C Boats
    R/C Cars
    R/C Helicopters
    R/C Planes
    Reading
    Reading To The Elderly
    Relaxing
    Renting movies
    Rescuing Abused Or Abandoned Animals
    Robotics
    Rock Collecting
    Rockets
    Rocking AIDS Babies
    Running
    Saltwater Aquariums
    Scrapbooking
    Scuba Diving
    Sewing
    Shark Fishing
    Skeet Shooting
    Shopping
    Singing In Choir
    Skateboarding
    Sketching
    Sky Diving
    Sleeping
    Smoking Pipes
    Snorkeling
    Soap Making
    Soccer
    Socializing with friends/neighbors
    Spelunkering
    Spending time with family/kids
    Stamp Collecting
    Storytelling
    String Figures
    Surf Fishing
    Swimming
    Tea Tasting
    Tennis
    Tesla Coils
    Tetris
    Texting
    Textiles
    Tombstone Rubbing
    Tool Collecting
    Toy Collecting
    Train Collecting
    Train Spotting
    Traveling
    Treasure Hunting
    Trekkie
    Tutoring Children
    TV watching
    Urban Exploration
    Video Games
    Volunteer
    Walking
    Warhammer
    Watching sporting events
    Windsurfing
    Wine Making
    Woodworking
    Working In A Food Pantry
    Working on cars
    Writing
    Writing Music
    Writing Songs
    Yoga
    YoYo

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Re: Character Building 101
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 12:03:08 pm »
For those who don't like to make your own sheet or need a sheet to follow off of, here is a wonderful example. You don't have to use it but if you want to you may.

[insert picture here if you have one]

Name:
Nicknames:

Age:
DOB:
Sign:
Chinese Sign:
POB:

Build:
Height:
Weight:
Hair color:
-Type:
-Length:
Eyes:
Complexion:
Blood type:
Piercings:

Marital status:
Sexuality:
Occupation:
Race:
Current Residence:
Family:

Strengths:


Weakness:


Likes:

Dislikes:


Favorite food:
Favorite subject:
Favorite color:
Least Favorite color:
Favorite gemstone:
Favorite metal:
Music Preference:
Left/Right handed:
Favorite Animal:
Preferred Pet:
Instruments:

Fears:


Future goals:
 

Hobbies:


Distinguishing marks:


Personality:


History:


Code: [Select]
[center][insert picture here if you have one][/center]

[center][b]Name:[/b]
[b]Nicknames:[/b]

[b]Age:[/b]
[b]DOB:[/b]
[b]Sign:[/b]
[b]Chinese Sign:[/b]
[b]POB:[/b]

[b]Build:[/b]
[b]Height:[/b]
[b]Weight:[/b]
[b]Hair color:[/b]
[b]-Type:[/b]
[b]-Length:[/b]
[b]Eyes:[/b]
[b]Complexion:[/b]
[b]Blood type:[/b]
[b]Piercings:[/b]

[b]Marital status:[/b]
[b]Sexuality:[/b]
[b]Occupation:[/b]
[b]Race:[/b]
[b]Current Residence:[/b]
[b]Family:[/b]

[b]Strengths:[/b]


[b]Weakness:[/b]


[b]Likes:[/b]

[b]Dislikes:[/b]


[b]Favorite food:[/b]
[b]Favorite subject:[/b]
[b]Favorite color:[/b]
[b]Least Favorite color:[/b]
[b]Favorite gemstone:[/b]
[b]Favorite metal:[/b]
[b]Music Preference:[/b]
[b]Left/Right handed:[/b]
[b]Favorite Animal:[/b]
[b]Preferred Pet:[/b]
[b]Instruments:[/b]

[b]Fears:[/b]


[b]Future goals:[/b]
 

[b]Hobbies:[/b]


[b]Distinguishing marks:[/b]


[b]Personality:[/b]


[b]History:[/b][/center]
« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 02:15:44 am by trixilein »

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Re: Character Building 101
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 11:51:02 am »
I tried to message you however when I was reading through this, I found that there is no 'goat'.  That makes me said because the goat is my zodiac animal. :(

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Re: Character Building 101
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 06:21:51 am »
Thanks for pointing that out, I added it. :)

Sweet sig made by Erendis <3

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